Poetry Project By Maria bonilla- block 6

Wake Me Up When September Ends

By: Green Day

Summer has come and passed

The innocent can never last

*Wake me up when September ends*

*Like my father's come to pass

Seven years has gone so fast*

Wake me up when September ends

Here comes the rain again

Falling from the stars

*Drenched in my pain again

Becoming who we are

*As my memory rests

But never forgets what I lost*

Wake me up when September ends

Summer has come and passed

The innocent can never last

Wake me up when September ends

Ring out the bells again

Like we did when spring began

Wake me up when September ends

Here comes the rain again

Falling from the stars

Drenched in my pain again

Becoming who we are

As my memory rests

But never forgets what I lost

Wake me up when September ends

Summer has come and passed

The innocent can never last

Wake me up when September ends

Like my father's come to pass

Twenty years has gone so fast

Wake me up when September ends

Wake me up when September ends

Wake me up when September ends

Analysis

Billie Joe Armstrong ,from the alternative band Green Day, uses the hyperbole of "Wake me up when September ends" to communicate the pain he feels about his fathers death and how he wants the month of September to end. He also uses the simile "Like my father's come to pass, seven years have gone so fast". This shows the abruptness of his fathers death and how even 7 years after his death, it is a shock to Billie. Lastly, Armstrong uses the personification of "Drenched in my pain again" and "As my memory rests, but never forgets what I lost" to show that the pain swallows him up and stays with him. The memory of the event seems to lessen with time but he never forgets.

This Is Halloween

By Danny elfman

Boys and girls of every age

Wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with us and you will see

This, our town of Halloween

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene

Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright

It's our town, everybody scream

In this town of Halloween

I am the one hiding under your bed

Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red

I am the one hiding under yours stairs

Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

In this town we call home

Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

In this town, don't we love it now?

Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

Round that corner, man hiding in the trash can

Something's waiting no to pounce, and how you'll

Scream! This is Halloween

Red 'n' black, slimy green

Aren't you scared?

Well, that's just fine

Say it once, say it twice

Take a chance and roll the dice

Ride with the moon in the dead of night

Everybody scream, everybody scream

In our town of Halloween!

I am the clown with the tear-away face

Here in a flash and gone without a trace

I am the "who" when you call, "Who's there?"

I am the wind blowing through your hair

I am the shadow on the moon at night

Filling your dreams to the brim with fright

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

Halloween! Halloween!

Tender lumplings everywhere

Life's no fun without a good scare

That's our job, but we're not mean

In our town of Halloween

In this town

Don't we love it now?

Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back

And scream like a banshee

Make you jump out of your skin

This is Halloween, everybody scream

Wont' ya please make way for a very special guy

Our man jack is King of the Pumpkin patch

Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King, now!

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

In this town we call home

Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

La la la la, Halloween! Halloween!

La la la la, Halloween! Halloween!

Analysis

The composer of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" soundtrack is Danny Elfman. He uses personification in the line "Pumpkins scream in the dead of night" to get across the spooky feeling of freight. The pumpkins can't actually scream but the terror from screaming gives this song a Halloween feel. The second use of figurative language is "Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair". This is a simile that is comparing fingers to snakes and spiders. Snakes and spiders are usually not ideal to be in the hair on a persons' head, but again the creepy vibe conveyed by the simile adds dimension to the overall story, darkening the mood.

You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch

Words by: Dr seuss

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

You really are a heel.

You're as cuddly as a cactus,

You're as charming as an eel.

Mr. Grinch.

You're a bad banana

With a greasy black peel.

You're a monster, Mr Grinch

Your heart's an empty hole.

Your brain is full of spiders,

You've got garlic in your soul

Mr Grinch

You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.

You're a nasty, wasty skunk.

Your heart is full of unwashed socks

Your soul is full of gunk Mr. Grinch.

The three words that best describe you,

Are, and I quote: "Stink. Stank. Stunk."

You nauseate me, Mr Grinch

With a noxious super nos

You're a crooked jerky jockey and,

You drive a crooked horse

Mr Grinch!

You're a three-decker sauerkraut

And toadstool sandwich,

With arsenic sauce!

Analysis

Dr. Seuss is infamous for his work for children's books including "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" which turned into a musical/ movie. The song "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" is a giant descriptive poem about the main character the Grinch. Theodor Seuss Geisel uses a series of similes, metaphors, and hyperboles to express how horrible of a person the Grinch really is. The simile " You're as cuddly as a cactus, You're as charming as an eel" is comparing the Grinch to a cactus and an eel. A cactus is the opposite of cuddly due to the painful thorn and an eel is a deadly animal that is far from charming. Using polar opposites to paint a picture is a specialty in this poem. Another form of figurative language present in the poem is a metaphor. The metaphor "You're a three-decker sauerkraut, And toadstool sandwich, With arsenic sauce!" compares the Grinch to a disgusting sandwich. Adding the little details into the poem are what add humor and character.

The Voice of The Soul

By Maria Bonilla

The voice of the soul is easy to find

Only if you know where to look

The sound is poured out like kool-aide

And served in shining glass

It is told through the arts

A story of heartbreak, joy, love

And pain, all the same

The emotions shoot through the heart and pierce those who listen

Anger and discontent; the minor chords that clash as if lightning strikes the sky

Beautiful and ugly, all the same

The music is what the audience longs for

To fill the void inside; they applaude

They hear the voice of the soul

Credits:

Created with images by aotaro - "(HMM) Happy Halloween Little Ghost" • mRio - "Mister Grinch"

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